It's interesting that he wasn't one of the players paid off in January.
I would think there is still a lot of hope around ER that he can still become the player he showed he can be at under 19's, he is still young and there is time but if he wants another deal at Hibs he really needs to be a stand out player at Partick.
It's tougher now for chaps like SW without a reserve league. Hopefully he'll blow everybody away and emerge as a star at Firhill, walking into the Hibs first team as a replacement for the inevitably departing pitbull next year.
If not, well Ian Black will soon be looking for a partner in his new painting and decorating business...